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08/02/14 - NNHS Newsletter
A Summer Place

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion
that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.”

- Felix Adler

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    Ooooh, more dreamy dance music.....

BONUS #1 - - Theme From A Summer Place - Percy Faith

BONUS #2 - - Theme From A Summer Place - Andy Williams, 1962


"Theme from A Summer Place" is a song with lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max Steiner, written for the 1959 film A Summer Place, which starred Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue. It was recorded for the film by Hugo Winterhalter. Originally known as the "Molly and Johnny Theme", the piece is not the main title theme of the film, but a love theme for the characters played by Dee and Donahue.

Percy Faith recorded the most popular version of the tune in the Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City,[1] which spent an at-the-time record of nine consecutive weeks at number one on the still-young Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1960.[2] It remains the longest-running number-one instrumental in the history of the chart. It reached number two in the UK. It hit number one in Italy under the title "Scandalo Al Sole".

Faith won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1961 for his recording. This was the first movie theme and the first instrumental to win a Record of the Year Grammy.

Faith re-recorded the song twice – first, in 1969, as a female choral version, then, in 1976, as a disco version titled "Summer Place '76".

In 2008, Faith's original version was ranked at number eighteen on Billboard's top 100 songs during the first fifty years of the Hot 100 chart...[3]


   Happy Birthday today to   Roy Parrish ('61) of CA AND   Eddie Beasley ('64) of Panama AND  the late Sandra Tilles Snyder ('65) (deceased 03/11/99)!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

04 - The United States Coast Guard - 1790 AND Colleen Luke Barton ('57) of England AND Buzzy Blanchard (Kecoughtan HS - '68) of LA;

05 -   The late Barbara Kemp Bostwick ('57) (deceased  04/22/12) AND   Frank Friedland ('60) of VA;

06 -   Susan Whitcomb Harlin ('72) of TX;

07 - Elaine Ferrell Taylor ('57) AND    Kenny Branch ('62) of AR AND Judy Fertitta Gibson (Hampton HS - '62) of VA AND The late Anne Davidson Matthis ('64) (deceased 02/08/13);

08 -   Virginia Deuell DeBerry ('46) AND Kathy Presgraves Whitt ('71) of VA;

09 - Katherine Adams Barbrey ('57) AND      Hunter Todd  ('57) of TX!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


August 02,
1934 - Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal and 2nd President of Germany (b. 02 Oct 1847) died. Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler became Führer of Germany.

August 02, 1939 - Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd wrote a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.

August 02, 1943 - Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.

August 02, 1943 - The Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sank. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saved all but two of his crew.

August 02, 1944 - The largest trade convoy of the world wars arrived safely in the Western Approaches.

August 02, 1944 - Turkey ended all relations with the Nazis. Turkey had stopped exporting chrome to Germany on April 20.

August 02, 1945 - The Potsdam Conference, at which the Allied Powers discussed the future of defeated Germany, was concluded.


Sunday, August 02, 1964 - Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incidentNorth Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fired on the U.S. destroyer USS Maddox.

Sunday, August 02, 1964 - Race car driver Frank Biela was born in Neuss, Germany.

Sunday, August 02, 1964 - Actress Mary-Louise Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  From Thelma Baker ('65) of VA - 08/01/14, 11:00 AM - "  Irving Althaus":

I know this isn't really school related but many of the grads visited Althaus Deli and knew Irving. 
Thought you might be interested.
Since you are having trouble sending the newsletter using gmail, have you looked into Constant Contact? You do have to pay but not sure just how much and you aren't limited 
to the number you send. The rate is based on the number of contacts. 

   Thank you, Thelma! Mr. Althaus' Memorial Edition is one of about 38 such Memorial Editions that I finished during the nearly four months that the Newsletter announcements were not allowed to be passed along the cyber waves.

   There are also about 59 scintillating Special Editions and regular issues that I completed during this same time frame (not counting the eleven previously mentioned Newsletters that I still have not yet finished).

   For those of y'all who have not yet read them, they are awaiting your perusal here:

   Just scroll down to the darker grey slot containing the following ominous message, then start just above it and read your way up!

"Message rejected due to

You raise an interesting point, Thelma. I'm afraid it's a little known fact that there is far, far more to the NNHS site (begun in 2000) than just a daily Newsletter, which were in fact, very much an afterthought, originally designed simply to call attention to all the new contact appearing on the main site itself.

   If you'll check here, you'll see all that is available:

   The most extensive section offered (and my personal favorite!) is Our Old Stomping Grounds. It was begun in the spring of 2003 through the vision of          Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA wherein we attempted to digitally rebuild Newport News and beyond. The Althaus Deli page was created on 11/19/03, and both Samuel and Irving Althaus' Memorial Editions are cross-posted there.

   Last summer, in an attempt to generate the conversation and input which we enjoyed here in previous years, I added a new page to Our Old Stomping Grounds every single day.

   Not one word was ever said, so I abandoned the effort, though of course comments may be submitted for any page at any time.

   The only other section which even competes for that much space is Our Teachers.

   I did check into Constant Contact, and they are my third option at the moment. That's the service that  Fly Lady uses for her mailings, so I know it to be reliable. It would, however, cost me $35.00 a month for the 657 subscribers currently on our list, and I'd much rather not incur any more expenses at the moment.

   Thanks again, Thelma!

  From Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/01/14, 12:28 PM - "Newsletter Announcement":

I got it ,,,,,,,,


   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks for letting me know, Al!

From My Friend Sherri, of UT - 08/01/14 - "Don't Underestimate Me":

  Thank you, Sherri!

Actually, though, I usually agree with the Emperor Claudius on this one. Go ahead. Underestimate me!


From My Friend April, of NC - 08/01/14 - "Starter Kit":

    Thanks, April!

     From Me ('65) of NC - 08/01/14:


        From My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC - 07/22/14 - "Maxine (#11 in a series of 11)":

     Thanks, Dools! These have been a real hoot!

BONUS SUMMER (WAVES) PLACE(MAT) CROCHET PATTERN: - Summer Waves Placemat and Coaster - "Summer! Time for barbeques, relaxing by the pool, hanging out with friends, and great seasonal food. Whether you’re eating outdoors or in, you can get in the mood and brighten things up with the Summer Waves Placemat and Coaster set!"

BONUS SUMMER PLACE RECIPE: -  Swedish Sandwich from a Summer Place - "No, this is not a sandwich from the movie of the same title :). This is from Best Scandinavian Cooking by Shirley Sarvis and Barbara Scott O'Neill, and it just sounds too yummy to pass up ..."


From - 08/01/13:

A woman in her eighties made the evening news because she was getting married for the fourth time.

The following day she was being interviewed by a local TV station, and the commentator asked about what it felt to be married again at that age and would she share part of her previous experiences, since it seem quite unique the fact that her new husband was a ‘funeral director.’

After a short time to think, a smile came to her face and she proudly explained that she had first married a banker when she was in her twenties, in her forties she married a circus ring master, and in her sixties she married a pastor and now in her eighties, a funeral director.

The amazed commentator asked her why she had married men with such diverse carriers.

With a smile on her face she explained, ‘I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.’

1. Thursday, August 7, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit with them.

2. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

3. Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1969 will hold a 45-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive.  For further information, contact Jean Baker Howell at

4. Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1964 will hold a 50-YEAR REUNION at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive. See: and contact David Spriggs at 757-409-2799 or

PRAYER ROLL: - updated 07/17/14

BLOG: - updated 03/13/11

Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                 Love to all, Carol






Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309


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Theme from A Summer Place

Words by Mack Discant, Music by Max Steiner (10 May 1888 – 28 Dec 1971), 1959

Recorded by Percy Faith (07 Apr 1908 – 09 Feb 1976), 1960; The Lettermen, 1965

There's a summer place
Where it may rain or storm
Yet I'm safe and warm
For within that summer place
Your arms reach out to me
And my heart is free from all care

For it knows
There are no gloomy skies
When seen through the eyes
Of those who are blessed with love

And the sweet secret of
A summer place
Is that it's anywhere
Where two people share
All their hopes
All their dreams
All their love

There's a summer place
Where it may rain or storm
Yet I'm safe and warm
In your arms, in your arms
In your arms, in your arms
In your arms, in your arms

“Theme from A Summer Place” midi courtesy of - 07/21/07
located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/25/07 at the suggestion of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/23/07
Thanks, Jean - and Dave!

“Theme from A Summer Place” lyrics courtesy of - 07/25/07
also located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/25/07 at the suggestion of Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 07/23/07
Thanks again, Jean and Dave!

Dancing Figures clip art courtesy of and - 03/20/05

Animated Blue to White Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/20/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Coast Guard Seal clip art courtesy of - 10/03/07

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of - 10/02/05
Replaced courtesy of - 02/17/09

Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of - 03/05/09

Animated Bratty Girl courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 03/12/08
Thanks, Joyce!

FlyLady logo courtesy of - 10/13/11

Animated Thumbs Up Smiley courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 10/19/06
Thanks, Al!

Animated Yehaa Typhoon clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 08/18/05
Thanks, Al!

Animated Laughing Kitten courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

Animated Laughing Cat courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 07/29/08
Thanks, Joyce!

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